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Marcio Kabke Pinheiro

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  1. From the O-M1 reviews that I saw and quick glances in the GH6 reviews: - O-M1 had a increase in low light sensitivity and, albeit being the same 20mp, lots of reviewers are saying that they found the IQ slightly better than the previous OM-1s. Guess from my RFMY sources (a.k.a. "Right From My Ass') - since it is a 80mp Quad Bayer, but each 4 pixels are treated like a single one (even having a single lens for the group), maybe some sort of trickery are being doing using thes 4 pixel - like a "4 pixel downsampling". - Just saw some stills, but REALLY it looks like a different sensor supplier. Colors look VERY organic, some shots remembered me Fujifilm A LOT. The resolution bump is noticable too, and the dual gain cuold be used for stills too. For stills, it looks like a mixed bag - FPS behaviour is strange, DFD still somewhat struggles for C-AF (for S-AF, I think that DFD is amazing - my GX9 in S-AF easily beats my X-S10), 5k ohotos modes are gone (as their version of Pro Capture), but IBIS looks fenomenal and they gone from no Handheld High Res mode to the best one - 100mp images, and looks like it works very well. For me, it is a sign to a G10 down the road.
  2. About the AF, an opportunity that DJI could have (and probably will not do) - take that LIDAR Af system and the 1000 nit touch display from the Ronin 4D and embed it in a package with an AF motor.
  3. I guess that ISO invariance apply to RAW files, not compressed video (but I could be wrong).
  4. And I was caught by surprise that the GH6 is the first Panasonic camera that you could punch-in to focus (without recording it)? I was sure that the GH5 already have that - is the most loved video resource that my X-S10 have and a thing that I always missed when I used my Panasonics and Olympus.
  5. Forget the audio part - dedicated button to bring the audio settings, and native 4-track audio? @IronFilm will be delighted. 🙂
  6. Some tidbits that i noted in quick readings (don't have time now for full reviews): - As said in the response above, looks like that Panasonic is REALLY not using a Sony sensor this time - that explains the odd 25mp resolution; - AF-ON button, finally m4/3 cameras have a proper one. Hope that it goes down the lines (if there will be any); - The camera have the same weather sealing resistance as the GH5 - the fan part is sealed from the electronics inside; - The promised firmware update to record in external SSD drives using the USB port is a huge bonus; Looks like a very solid camera - and maybe with some tweaks, the AF could work for a lot of cases, for sure less than the competition.
  7. In fact, it is a new excuse - the prior one was that the PDAF pixels degraded image quality (was at that time that it was an issue in Sony and Fuji cameras - the PDAF strips appearing in some light angles). Still don't get it, but now it could have another reason - DPReview said "The GH6's sensor, which we're told is 'not made by the company everyone always assumes we use,' features a dual output gain design. This is not to be confused with the switchable dual gain sensors we've seen in an increasing majority of modern cameras, but instead is closer to the design used in Arri and some Canon cinema cameras. The sensor has two, parallel output paths and at high ISO settings, the output from both paths is combined to give both highlight and shadow detail." It is a hint that it is not a Sony one, and maybe the new manufacturer don't have expertise in PDAF sensors. WHo makes the Arri's sensors?
  8. Kind of - is an old lens, but optically still very good, works well in video, OIS par for the course. Would be nice if it is smaller - the Sigma is f/2.8 constant and it is almost the same size.
  9. Looks like that they will release the 18-50mm f/2.8 - THAT is the lens that I want, a f/2.8 zoom for US$ 549.
  10. Good luck - but be sure to try the OM-1 first. Looks like I was the only one underwhelmed by the MTB video - for me, looks like that Olympus still have a huge codec problem, present since the original EM-5, kinda mitigated now but still present: the image starts to degrade when a lot of details are present in the scene. In the original E-M5 and in the first firmwares of the E-M5 II, it was easlily detected - point the camera to a tree with the leaves moved by the wind, and you can see the image "blocking". When the bitrates where raised in the firmware (I guess) 2.0 for the E-M5 II, it was still present, in a much lesser extent. I guess I saw some hints of it in the MTB OM-1 footage, specially in some slo-mo parts. Hope I'm wrong - liked a lot the O-M1.
  11. My dream (besides a really good Pen-F II): one digital Olympus XA. 🙂 I have the original and it is amazing.
  12. Each one is really each one, hehehehe - I still have the LX100 (will never sell it), but I think that its colors have a very greenish cast (like the GH4, who is in the same generation). My GX85s and GX9 (specially the GX9) have m uch better colors for my tastes.
  13. Yep. Just moved to Fuji, and I've saw a lot of people saying that for the AF works well in video, you should choose the right C-AF mode from the 5 customs settings that the camera have. Did not dabbled too much into it, but for my current filming environment (a.k.a. 3 year old daughter zipping through the house), with a little tweaking the video AF became MUCH better. Thom Hogan says the same for Nikon AF - right out of the box it is not the best, you have to know how it works and tweak it.
  14. This is what I doubt - and was one of the reasons that I moved to Fuji. Panasonic last lens launches were the 1.7 zooms, and the only camera rumored was the GH6. OM is beaten the drum of "wildlife / ruggedness", and launching PRO lenses. Looks like that they will focus in these niches, and only in higher price / higher margins. After the G9 (which, maybe, got a sucessor, but I don't bet on it), Panasonic released the GX9 (VERY underrated camera, it is very good, but is a GX85 slightly upped) and the G95 (GX9 internals in a bigger body, plus some little extras). No proper GX camera (with good EVF, lots of controls), the GM line is vanished. Olympus crippled the amazing E-M10 MK II in the MK III, and the MK IV is just a new sensor. The E-P7 was kinda hinted to be the Pen F sucessor. The E-PL and E-PM lines are dead. My guesses: Panasonic will launch the GH6, maybe a G10, and wait. Maybe a G100 and a GX10, but if these cameras did not sell, they will kill their MFT line. And all these occasional financial publications talking about they thinking to sell their camera division remembers me a lot the Samsung and Olympus cases. OM will probably launch an OM-5. A proper Pen F sucessor would be amazing, but AFAIK, despite all the enthusiasts crying for a sucessor, the original Pen F sold much less than antecipated - because of the high price, and a sucessor proabaly would be in the US$ 1100 range, with a X100V costing $1400 with a lens, or an X-E4 at $849,00. If Panasonic and Olympus could make a turn in the MFT sales, I guess this is the last MFT generation.
  15. Fun fact - last year I come across an OM-1 (the film one) for auction with a 50mm f/1.8, gave a US$ 80,00 bid, and won. Got the camera, was in VERY good condition, and the lens was pristine. My E-M10 MK III was sold this week, hence this is the replacement. 🙂
  16. AF test at 13:00 minutes. If someone is knows Japanese, maybe could understand what our Japanese Undone is saying...
  17. @MrSMW, full leak in the GH6 thread. The camera is so S1Hish that I can see you itching. 🙂
  18. If the DFD works well, looks like a killer camera.
  19. Specs and a HUGE 32 minutes in video leaked, showing the camera in detail. S1H-like hinge and vents confirmed. https://www.43rumors.com/full-panasonic-gh6-specs-and-new-images-leaked/ GH6 specs 25 million pixel PLF-less sensor 100 million pixel high-resolution shooting 5.7K video Sensor read up to 300 fps High-speed read at 4K resolution 120 fps Suppression of rolling shutter Computation processing capacity is about double New Intelligent detail New 2D noise reduction High performance 3D-NR (video) Improved AF performance Processing speed is 3 times faster than before DFD performance evolution New recording mode 4K120p 4: 2: 0 10bit 300Mbps 4K 60p 4: 2: 2 10bit 800Mbps / 600Mbps 5.7K 60p 4: 2: 0 10bit 300Mbps C4K 120p 4: 2: 0 10bit 300Mbps C4K 60p 4: 2: 2 10bit 800Mbps / 600Mbps Recording file method supports Apple ProRes in addition to MP4 and MOV 5.7K 30p Apple ProRes 422 HQ 1.9Gbps Card slot: CFexpress TypeB slot, UHSII compatible SD card slot Weight: 739g Dynamic range boost function: It is possible to shoot a wide dynamic range image at a maximum of 60 fps by synthesizing an overexposed image and an underexposed image in real time. Achieves a dynamic range of up to 13+ stops approaching the full size. The minimum ISO sensitivity is 800, and when using V-log it is 2000, so an ND filter is essential. Image stabilization: Adopts an ultra-high performance gyro sensor and a new algorithm, and has a correction effect equivalent to 7.5 steps. Smooth image stabilization that is ideal for movies. Dark place performance: High-sensitivity noise is much suppressed compared to GH5II while increasing the number of pixels. It can be used normally up to ISO3200. Built-in microphone evolved from 16bit to 24bit. 4 channels can be recorded when using an XLR adapter. Phase-difference AF is not installed, but AF is much better. The AF calculation speed has tripled, the background omission and tracking performance have been greatly improved, and the AF speed has also become considerably faster. There are 315 AF points in the full area. Human, face / pupil, animal + human subject recognition can be used in all AF modes. The focus range can be set with the focus limiter.
  20. How in hell a guy with 500 subs get a pre-production camera, and some OM embassadors not? (we know the answer)
  21. Specially because, as the GH5 II got some features using the S5 processor, probably the GH6 have the same processor that will be used in the next generation of their L mount cameras.
  22. Indeed. Should be standard on all cameras. Fuji made a cheaper version of it in the XT100 (which was enough for me), but abandoned it.
  23. Same boat for me, size is my number one request. Never forget my last trip, one GX85, one LX100 (for my wife), the Panasonic 12-32 (what a gem), 45-175, 42,5 f/1.7, and a Rokinon 12mm f/2. Never felt the need for something else, and everything packed in a little messenger bag. Moved to Fuji because of the (in my opinion) the future of the format (not by quality, but because of the FF craze), because Oly and Panny were never sold officially here in Brazil (almost all my gear was bought in trips in another countries), because Fuji have kind of good body prices in comparison (we have a 60% import tax, cameras are usually double the US price, and some Fujis are sold here 30-50% higher "only"), and, ultimately, because after m43, is who have the smallest lenses. The 18-55 f/2.8-4 zoom is indeed very good for video, the Nocticrons are small and good enough from my needs, the 55-200 have a good size and is very sharp, and got the Rokinon 12mm again. To make it closer to my old m43 system, got a Viltrox 85 f/1.8 to replace the (motferf*cking amazing) Olympus 75mm f/1.8. Zero interest in full frame, because of lens size. Ok, I could play the equivalence game, getting slower lenses, but these tend to be rather lackluster - is some FF system make a buch of very small f/4-5.6 lenses with good quality, maybe I will go there (but I doubt). For me, I trade size and discreetion for absolute quality.
  24. Almost all OM System videos are people on the outdoors, covered in snow to the waist, shooting under monsoons, base jumping inside an active volcano...their intended demographic for this camera is well defined. (the last one is a joke, IP53 is not rated for volcano swimming)
  25. Word of advice from someone who once bought an Olympus camera right after launch: wait. This camera will be $1999 in 3 to 6 months.
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